Minister for Rural Affairs (Sweden)

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Minister for Rural Affairs
Sveriges landsbygdsminister
Lesser coat of arms of Sweden
Incumbent
Peter Kullgren
since 18 October 2022
Member ofGovernment
AppointerPrime Minister
Inaugural holderTheodor Odelberg
Formation1900
WebsiteMinistry for Rural Affairs

The Minister for Rural Affairs (formally cabinet minister and head of the Ministry for Rural Affairs and prior to that Minister of Agriculture) is a position in the

Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation in July 2021 but was re-established in November 2021 by newly appointed Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson. It was also kept after the government shift due to the 2022 Swedish general election, when current minister Peter Kullgren (kd
) was appointed.

The officeholder was a

Sami
affairs, horticulture, animal welfare, foodstuffs, hunting and game management, as well as higher education and research in the field of agricultural sciences.

History

The office was founded in 1900 under the name of Minister of Agriculture, and its first holder was Theodor Odelberg. The title was renamed Minister for Rural Affairs in 2010.

List of ministers

Agriculture (1900–2010)

No. Portrait Minister Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
1
Theodor Odelsberg
Theodor Odelsberg
(1847–1938)
31 March 19002 August 19055 years, 124 daysModerateBoström I
von Otter
Boström II
Ramstedt
2
Electoral League
Lundeberg
3
Gösta Tamm
Gösta Tamm
(1866–1931)
7 November 190529 May 1906203 daysFree-mindedStaaff I
(2)
Electoral League
Lindman I
4
Electoral League
Lindman I
(2)
Alfred Petersson
Alfred Petersson
(1860–1920)
7 October 191117 February 19142 years, 133 daysFree-mindedStaaff II
5
Johan Beck-Friis
Johan Beck-Friis
(1862–1929)
17 February 191430 March 19173 years, 41 daysIndependentHammarskjöld
6
Electoral League
Swartz
(2)
Edén
7
Branting I
8
Nils Hansson
Nils Hansson
(1867–1945)
27 October 192013 October 1921351 daysIndependentDe Geer
von Sydow
9
Branting II
10
Electoral League
Trygger
(9)
Branting III

Sandler
11
Paul Hellström
Paul Hellström
(1866–1927)
7 June 19263 July 19271 year, 26 daysFree-mindedEkman I
12
Bo von Stockenström
Bo von Stockenström
(1887–1962)
12 July 19272 October 19281 year, 82 daysFree-mindedEkman I
13
Electoral League
Lindman II
(12)
Bo von Stockenström
Bo von Stockenström
(1887–1962)
7 June 193024 September 19322 years, 109 daysFree-mindedEkman II
Hamrin
14
Per Edvin Sköld
Per Edvin Sköld
(1891–1972)
24 September 193219 June 19363 years, 269 daysSocial DemocratsHansson I
15
Hansson III
(14)
Erlander I
16
Erlander I
17
Sam B. Norup
Sam B. Norup
(1896–1973)
1 October 19511 February 19575 years, 123 daysCentreErlander II
18
Bernhard Näsgård
Bernhard Näsgård
(1891–1957)
1 February 19578 July 1957157 daysCentreErlander II
19
Nils G. Hansson
Nils G. Hansson
(1902–1981)
29 July 195731 October 195794 daysCentreErlander II
20
Gösta Netzén
Gösta Netzén
(1908–1984)
31 October 195724 November 19614 years, 24 daysSocial DemocratsErlander III
21
Eric Holmquist
Eric Holmquist
(1917–2009)
24 November 196124 January 19697 years, 61 daysSocial DemocratsErlander III
22
Palme I
23
Palme I
24
Fälldin I
25
Ullsten
(24)
Fälldin III
Fälldin III
(23)
Carlsson I
26
Carlsson II
27
Bildt
28
Carlsson III
29
Persson
(28)
Persson
30
Persson
31
Reinfeldt

Rural affairs (2010–2021)

No. Portrait Minister
(Born–Died)
Tenure Political party
Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
1 Eskil Erlandsson
(1957–)
5 October 2010 3 October 2014 3 years, 363 days Centre
Reinfeldt
2 Sven-Erik Bucht
(born 1954)
3 October 2014 21 January 2019 4 years, 110 days Social Democrats
Löfven (I)
3 Jennie Nilsson
(1972–)
21 January 2019 30 June 2021 2 years, 160 days Social Democrats
Löfven (II)
- Ibrahim Baylan (acting)
(1972–)
30 June 2021 9 July 2021 9 days Social Democrats
Löfven (II)

Responsibility for rural affairs (2021)

No. Portrait Minister
(Born–Died)
Tenure Political party Title
Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
Ibrahim Baylan
(1972–)
9 July 2021 30 November 2021 144 days Social Democrats Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation
Löfven (III)

Rural affairs (2021–)

No. Portrait Minister
(Born–Died)
Tenure Political party
Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
Anna-Caren Sätherberg
(1964–)
30 November 2021 18 October 2022 322 days Social Democrats
Andersson
Peter Kullgren
(1981–)
18 October 2022 Incumbent 1 year, 186 days Christian Democrats
Kristersson